Pizza Marketplace.com:

Sbarro announced it has appointed Eric Taylor to a newly created role of vice president of International Franchise Development and Dave Gleason as the vice president of Franchise development to lead the growth of franchises in North America.

These hires come on the heels of Angela Hornsby being named as the brand’s new chief people officer and George Wooten as its senior vice president of Operations, and are part of Sbarro’s turnaround plan led by CEO and president James Greco.

“We are committed to investing in the brand worldwide and see tremendous opportunity for our franchise development system in the United States and across the globe,” Greco said. “By bringing on seasoned restaurant franchise executives such as Eric and Dave, we are laying the groundwork for our evolving brand.”